Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.
Chapter 11: Profiling the Clairemont Serial Murder Case: A Collaborative Investigative Effort
Profiling the Clairemont Serial Murder Case: A Collaborative Investigative Effort
Although homicide cases quite often bring denial, shock, disbelief, horror, and fear to many communities, no other type of offense strikes terror in the public like that of the sexual predator, or in this case, the serial killer. Furthermore, the aftermath following a high-profile serial murder case investigation frequently leaves a community psychologically traumatized and often devastated, and extensive critical incident stress debriefings (CISD) are required for law enforcement, the community-at-large, and the families of the victims (Davis, 1995a, 1995b, 1996a, in press).
This forensic-behavioral analysis and case study focuses on a series of homicides and one such sexual serial offender who became known as the ...